Mark Smithyes, Chair

Mark is a transformational leader with over 25 years’ experience in the
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries. His extensive career includes
numerous senior leadership positions in multinationals like Novartis and Alcon as
well as founding, running, and exiting a successful life sciences start-up venture.
Currently, Mark is President of Life Sciences Consulting where he takes a hands-
on approach with life science start-ups building internal competencies in the
areas of strategy, financial forecasts, commercialization, communications and
early stage fundraising. Mark is a regular contributor and speaker at industry
conferences and has extensive corporate and nonprofit governance experience.
In addition to currently serving on Endeavour’s Board of Directors, Mark is also
Chair of the Board of Life Sciences Ontario.
Mark holds a BA from Western University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of
Management and the Schulich School of Business.